BALM FOR THE SOUL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS & BEYOND

BALM FOR THE SOUL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS & BEYOND

I have been revising  a piece I wrote about pioneering women and their appreciation of Australia’s native flora.  Not surprisingly, the Blue Mountains featured heavily. Once the first road was constructed from Sydney through to Bathurst in 1815,  intrepid settlers followed. Then the iron ranges echoed To

Read more

OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

So many communities in Australia are doing it tough right now, including the Blue Mountains Do come and visit once the pandemic is over. I include Lithgow and villages on the Bells Line of Road. HERE WE GO… I am cheating and listing the towns and villages 

Read more

NORMAN LINDSAY; THE SPIRIT OF SPRINGWOOD

NORMAN LINDSAY; THE SPIRIT OF SPRINGWOOD

  When Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay first saw what was to become his home at Springwood in the Lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the sandstone cottage was sadly neglected and the floor boards full of white ants. Nevertheless, Lindsay reported to his wife

Read more